Department Center for Endocrine Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6568
Desk:
216.444.5664
Fax:
216.636.0662

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation Of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation Of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paraganglioma Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery for Adrenal
  • Robotic Surgery for Liver
  • Robotic Surgery for Parathyroid
  • Robotic Surgery for Thyroid
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Beta-cell disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Goiter
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors Of The Liver
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 37 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About Allan Siperstein, MD

Allan Siperstein, MD, is Chair of Endocrine Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He also serves as Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program and Endocrine Surgery Fellowship.



Dr. Siperstein completed his medical school training at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and his general surgery residency and endocrine surgery training at the University of California, San Francisco. From 1990 until 1999 he was a Faculty member in the Department of General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Since then he has been a Staff member at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to endocrine surgery, he has had a long interest in minimally invasive surgery and surgical sonography. Since 1992, he has been teaching coursework in intraoperative and laparoscopic ultrasound techniques.

Current research interests include thyroid and parathyroid disease, in particular molecular markers for the identification of thyroid cancers. Clinical studies have focused on minimal incision approaches to thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has had a long interest in the development of technologies for laparoscopic thermal ablation of hepatic tumors. Current studies continue to focus on technical advances in this area, as well as the impact of the procedure on long-term survival. He is a member of many surgical organizations, including the American Surgical Association, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and SAGES.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1990

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Endocrine Surgery-Research
San Francisco, CA USA
1988

Internship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1984

Medical Education - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
M.D.
Dallas, TX USA
1983

Undergraduate - Stanford University
Biological Sciences
Stanford, CA USA
1979

Certifications

  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

adrenal disease, Adrenal disorders, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Calcium Disorders, endocrine hypertension, endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid diseases and surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid), general and laparoscopic surgery, General Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation Of Liver Tumors, Minimally Invasive Surgery, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes, parathyroid and calcium disorders, pancreatic endocrine tumors, thyroid, Thyroid Cancer, thyroid cancers, Thyroid cancers and Flushing Syndromes, Thyroid Disease, thyroid disorders, thyroid nodules

Awards & Honors

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2011
  • Cleveland's Top Doctors, 2011

Innovations & Patents

  • Radiofrequency thermal ablation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/13/2018, Dr. Siperstein has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

186 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr Siperstein is lovely. professional, thorough, friendly. I am grateful for him and appreciate his bedside manner! Hard to get from Dr's now and days!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr. Alan Siperstein is amazing. He's always been a very caring and concerned physician and has always taken the time to explain all of my treatments in detail without rushing me through my appointment. He is also a very skilled surgeon. I always recommend him to family and friends. He's one of my favorite physicians.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr Siperstein was extremely informative to me and my family. Brilliant surgeon with an excellent chair side manner.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr Siperstein takes the time to answer my questions and I do not feel rushed at all. Wail time to see the doctor was minimal this year. I always tell people what an exceptional hospital system you have and highly recommend it though your are a days trip away from Syracuse.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I have never been treated more respectfully by a physician than i was by Dr Siperstein.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

I was impressed by his caring manner, his expertise in diagnosing my problem and his skill in performing my biopsy. I feel I am lucky to be in such experienced and competent hands. I would rate Dr. Siperstein as a 10+ on "bedside manner."

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

I was incredibly impressed with Dr. Siperstein. It was clear that he had closely studied my case before meeting with me. He explained everything in s thorough, easily understood the manner.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

physician was arrogant and not helpful

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Sipenstein and his staff are the best; they always treat me like I deserve the best when I come in for a visit ir for follow-up care. Way to go Dr. Siperstein. All of my experiences have been five star experiences.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

I really can't say enough about Dr. Siperstein. He answered all of my questions thoroughly, did not make me feel rushed, explained things so I could understand, had a great bedside manner, he is incredibly knowledgeable. I trust him implicitly.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr Superstein was gracious, took time to listen to me, explained everything about my surgery and results and follow-up. I feel I am in good hands with him.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

everything has been great. dr siperstein did a great job explaining everything and I felt a lot better than my previous drs at another hospital. thanks

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

I have been dealing with my health situation for 5 years as soon as I met Dr Siperstien he said he would do my surgery and came in explained things to me and told me what I need to do to be able to have the surgery done . he took his time in explaining things . Dr Siperstein was the best doctor I have ever seen !! On our ride home we were so impressed and thankful!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018

I understand the wait time. Dr Siperstein spends time with me and I'm sure the patients before me so if I have to wait I'm ok with that.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr Siperstein is an excellent physician- very patient oriented.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

Dr. Siperstein is very good at listening and explaining things. Once again I was very lucky to find such a wonderful Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

Good experience of a Dr. that really loves his job. Makes people at ease right away.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Great experience. Dr. answered all of my questions and was extremely informative.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2018

My appointment was on time. The doctor spent a great deal of time answering my questions.

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